Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 166

Price realized: 3,000 USD   (Approx. 2,786 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Hadrian. Sestertius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 125-8 AD, Sestertius, 27.39g. RIC-736 (R3), pl. 85 (citing De Nicola: this coin). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS Bust laureate r., with fold of cloak on front shoulder. Rx: EXPED AVG in exergue, P - M - TR P CO - S - II[I] around, S - C across lower field, Emperor on horse prancing l., raising r. hand in greeting and with cloak flying from shoulders. Apparently a mule or short transitional issue: the elimination of P M TR P from the reverse legend should have coincided with the shortening of the obverse legend to HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS. Our coin may be unique: RIC-736 and Banti list and illustrate only this specimen, which was formerly in the collection of Prof. De Nicola . EF / aEF

Estimate: 3000 USD